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“Cartography and the Cultural Terrain III” Exhibit at Downtown Phoenix ‘s Burton Barr Library

[Source: Phoenix Public Library]

Phoenix Public Library Exhibits “Cartography and the Cultural Terrain III” by Deborah Springstead Ford

"OM" Silver gelatin print, 12" x 12" © 2008/9 Deborah Springstead Ford

Burton Barr Central Library will host an exhibit by Deborah Springstead Ford, titled “Cartography and the Cultural Terrain III,” Jan. 12 – March 20 at the library’s @Central Gallery, 1221 N. Central Ave.

In this body of work, Ford combines photographic images of landscapes and geological forms with historic maps and text to explore the ideas surrounding westward expansion, colonialism and the search for natural resources.

Ford uses photography to engage viewers with issues of the environment and our relationship to it.  Her images are often altered in the camera or in the darkroom, using various photographic techniques, resulting in one-of-a-kind pieces.

"Shoshone" Silver gelatin print, 12" x 12" © 2009 Deborah Springstead Ford

 

Phoenix Public Library is a system of 15 branch libraries and the Burton Barr Central Library.  For more information, call 602-262-4636 or visit www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org.  Follow them on Twitter at www.twitter.com/phxlibrary.

 

Burton Barr Library Issues Call For Artists For 2011

[Source: City of Phoenix Public Information Office]

Photo credit: all in green on Flickr

Burton Barr Central Library is seeking submissions from artists for exhibition in 2011 in its @Central Gallery, located on the first floor at 1221 N. Central Ave.  Proposals will be accepted from artists residing in Arizona, 18 years or older, and not currently represented by a gallery.

Artists may submit up to 10 images on CD following the prospectus instructions.  Works previously exhibited in @Central Gallery and artists who have had a solo exhibition at the library in the past two years are not eligible for consideration.

The submission fee is $15.  Submissions must be postmarked or hand-delivered by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15.

For a prospectus and submission form, visit phoenixpubliclibrary.org or send an e-mail to centralgallery.lib@phoenix.gov.

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